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J.C. (Juan) Vera Lizcano


Assistant Professor

Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Econometrics and Operations Research

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Expertise

My research interests are mainly mathematical programming, probabilistic combinatorics and their applications in operations research and theoretical computer science.

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Publications

Most recent publications

  • He, Q.M., Zhang, H., & Vera, J.C. (2013). Majorization and extremal PH distributions. In G. Latouche, V. Ramaswami, J. Sethuraman, K. Sigman, M.S. Squillante, & D.D. Yao (Eds.), Matrix-Analytic Methods in Stochastic Models (pp. 107-121). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, 27). Further information
  • Vera, J.C., Vigoda, E., & Yang, L. (2013). Improved bounds on the phase transition for the hard-core model in 2-dimensions. In P. Raghavendra, S. Raskhodnikova, K. Jansen, & J.D.P. Rolim (Eds.), Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques (pp. 699-713). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8096). Further information
  • He, Q.M., Zhang, H., & Vera, J.C. (2012). On some properties of bivariate exponential distributions. Stochastic Models, 28(2), 187-206. Further information
  • He, Q.M., Zhang, H., & Vera, J.C. (2012). Majorization and Extremal PH-Distributions (abstract only). ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, 39(4), 27. Further information
  • Pena, J., Vera, J.C., & Zuluaga, L.F. (2012). Computing arbitrage upper bounds on basket options in the presence of bid–ask spreads. European Journal of Operational Research, 222(2), 369-376. Further information

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

 

Education

Ph.D. in Mathematics
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Variations on the Preferential Attachment Graph
Advisors: Alan Frieze and Javier Pena
2006

M.S. in Mathematics
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2002

B.S. in Mathematics
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Aspectos de la Logica Interna de la Categoria de los Grafos Dirigidos
Advisor: Xavier Caicedo
1997

Career

Assistant Professor
Department of Econometrics & Operations Research, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
2010 -

Assistant Professor (fixed term)
Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada.
2008 - 2010.

Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo.
Conic relaxations of complementarity problems
Advisor: Miguel Anjos
2007 - 2008.


Post Doctoral Fellow
College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Markov Chain Montecarlo Methods and phase transitions in Statistical Physics
Advisor: Eric Vigoda
2006 - 2007

 

Publications

Most recent publications

  • He, Q.M., Zhang, H., & Vera, J.C. (2013). Majorization and extremal PH distributions. In G. Latouche, V. Ramaswami, J. Sethuraman, K. Sigman, M.S. Squillante, & D.D. Yao (Eds.), Matrix-Analytic Methods in Stochastic Models (pp. 107-121). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, 27). Further information
  • Vera, J.C., Vigoda, E., & Yang, L. (2013). Improved bounds on the phase transition for the hard-core model in 2-dimensions. In P. Raghavendra, S. Raskhodnikova, K. Jansen, & J.D.P. Rolim (Eds.), Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques (pp. 699-713). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8096). Further information
  • He, Q.M., Zhang, H., & Vera, J.C. (2012). On some properties of bivariate exponential distributions. Stochastic Models, 28(2), 187-206. Further information
  • He, Q.M., Zhang, H., & Vera, J.C. (2012). Majorization and Extremal PH-Distributions (abstract only). ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, 39(4), 27. Further information
  • Pena, J., Vera, J.C., & Zuluaga, L.F. (2012). Computing arbitrage upper bounds on basket options in the presence of bid–ask spreads. European Journal of Operational Research, 222(2), 369-376. Further information

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

 

Teaching


J.C. (Juan) Vera Lizcano teaches the following subjects:

Teaching activities elsewhere

Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo 2008 - 2010
Graduate Course: Principles of Operation Research
Undergraduate Courses: Engineering Economics, Introduction to Optimization

College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology 2007
Graduate Course: Randomized Algorithms

Mathematics Department, Universidad de los Andes 2002
Graduate Course: Optimization
Undergraduate Courses: Bioinformatics and Logic

Mathematics Department, Carnegie Mellon University 2001
Undergraduate Course: Discrete Mathematics

Mathematics and Computer Engineering Dept, Universidad de los Andes 1996 - 1999
Undergraduate Courses: Programming (I, II), Analytic Geometry, Calculus (I, II, III),
Linear Algebra and Logic

Contact details
Room K 533
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 2478
Secretary+31 13 466 2430
Fax +31 13 466 3280
Email j.c.veralizcano@tilburguniversity.edu

Assistant Professor
Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Econometrics and Operations Research

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Last amended: 18 February 2013

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